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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/11/21): Brian Altman

By Bernard Lee
May 14, 2021

Brian Altman

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee interviews Brian Altman, who was recently crown 2019-2021 WPT Player of The Year. The timeframe was over two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The show interviewed Brian in February 2020 when he captured the WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open at the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida. Brian made history as he became the first player to win the same WPT Main Event twice, as he also won the WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Main Event back in 2015.

This coming Sunday, Brian will also be playing the 2020 WPT Borgata Winter Open final table at PokerGO Studio. This final table was also delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Brian also describes how the pandemic affected his poker world including living in Las Vegas for five months playing online at the beginning of the pandemic.

0:00Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as this week’s guest will be 2019-2021 WPT Player of The Year, Brian Altman.
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4:55Bernard welcomes Brian Altman to the show.
5:56Brian joins the show and discusses the last time he was on The Bernard Lee Poker Show in 2020.
7:12Brian discusses the good fortunes he has experienced at Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida.
8:05Brian discusses his poker background and how he got started in poker “as a product of the Moneymaker Boom.”
12:09Brian talks about his transition from online to live poker and what attracted him to live poker. Also, they discussed the underrated aspect of table draws.
18:15Brian discusses when he started hearing about COVID-19 pandemic and how it affected his poker world. Additionally, Brian explains why he ended up staying in Las Vegas for five months playing online poker at the beginning of the pandemic.
26:51Brian describes why he decided to come home to Boston.
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28:53Bernard continues his interview with 2019-2021 WPT Player of The Year, Brian Altman, discussing the events during these two years.
31:55Brian discusses his upcoming WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open final table, which was supposed to be held last year.
36:47Brian discusses locking up 2019-2021 WPT Player of the year at the 2021 at WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown.
43:40Brian looks ahead to 2021 WSOP to be held in Las Vegas during this October.
47:07Brian talks about his future in poker.

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Bernard Lee is a professional poker player who has more than $2.5 million and ten titles since turning pro following his 13th finish in the 2005 WSOP Main Event. Recognized as “the voice of poker in New England” by Cardplayer.com, Lee is known worldwide as a poker media personality having written for ESPN.com, PokerNews, Card […]

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